Do not run the motor when the propeller is out of the water. Contact with the rotating propeller may result in severe injury.
Do not use the motor in areas where you or other people in the water may come into contact with the rotating propeller.
You are responsible for the safe and prudent operation of your vessel. The autopilot features on the trolling motor are tools that enhance your capability to operate your boat. They do not relieve you of the responsibility of safely operating your boat. Avoid navigational hazards and never leave the motor controls unattended.
Learn to operate the autopilot features on calm and hazard-free open water.
Use caution when operating the trolling motor near hazards in the water, such as trees, shallow rocks, docks, pilings, and other boats.
Always disconnect the motor from the battery before cleaning or servicing the propeller to avoid injury.
Always keep the remote control on your person when using the trolling motor. If the operation of the trolling motor needs to be changed or stopped at any time, you can press on the remote control, press on the foot pedal, or press on the mount to stop the propeller.
When using the autopilot features, be prepared for sudden stops, acceleration, and turns.
When stowing or deploying the motor, be aware of the risk of entrapment or pinching from moving parts, which can result in injury.
When stowing or deploying the motor, be aware of slick surfaces around the motor. Slipping when stowing or deploying the motor may result in injury.
You are required to secure the safety strap when stowing the trolling motor. Failure to secure the trolling motor in the stowed position using the safety strap may result in unexpected deployment, damaging the boat and trolling motor.